CDHBC QAP Competency – A.2, C.4, E.2
Telling Tongues: Stories from the Oral Cavity
Tongues speak volumes…about the health of the oral cavity and the overall health of your patients. Listen and learn what the tongue is telling you and learn to identify possible health issues and associated nutritional deficiencies. Come away with an arsenal of information and recommendations that you can share with your patients to aid them in better managing their oral and systemic health.
CDHBC QAP Competency – D.4, D.6, E.2
An Aging Society: Staggering Statistics & Implications for Dental Practice
The numbers are staggering. Canada is an aging society. Do you know what those numbers mean to the health care system – and the potential effects on dentistry and dental hygiene? See what the future is likely to look like and how this will affect your practice. Understand the collateral health issues that your patients may face. Learn how to identify and manage those issues, while managing their oral health, so you can support your patients’ health, lower their risks of infection, and improve the overall quality of their lives.
Ms. Neli Gontier, RDH is an articulate and dynamic facilitator with many years of experience in the dental and health care sectors. She has worked as an educator, clinician, practice management consultant, academic coordinator, keynote speaker, and corporate manager. Presently, she is an education and training specialist for a national non-profit. Her certifications and specialties include infection prevention and control, health & safety, microbiology, oral diseases, PHIPA and privacy, Accessibility & cultural competence, communication, conflict resolution and customer service, among others.
Neli has delivered talks to numerous dental and hygiene societies, colleges and conferences in Ontario and Quebec; webinars for the CDHA and other organizations; and written several online continuing education courses for health care professionals. She continues to deliver training in health care, corporate and non-profit settings, is in the process of writing several informational resources and books. Her hope is to inspire health care professionals to improve their practice standards.